Cardinals activate Wong from DL – MLB.com

WASHINGTON — Day by day, the Cardinals’ infield is growing closer to full strength. The club activated Kolten Wong from the disabled list Wednesday, the first day he was eligible, though the second baseman might not play until Friday.

The Cardinals have an off-day Thursday, which they view as an opportunity to give Wong’s left hamstring an extra day to heal. Wong said he’s “about 100 percent” healthy, nine days after sustaining a mild strain running down the first-base line in Denver.

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WASHINGTON — Day by day, the Cardinals’ infield is growing closer to full strength. The club activated Kolten Wong from the disabled list Wednesday, the first day he was eligible, though the second baseman might not play until Friday.

The Cardinals have an off-day Thursday, which they view as an opportunity to give Wong’s left hamstring an extra day to heal. Wong said he’s “about 100 percent” healthy, nine days after sustaining a mild strain running down the first-base line in Denver.

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“He checked his last box yesterday,” Cardinals manager Mike Shildt said.

The injury interrupted the most productive stretch of the season for Wong, who hit .362/.415/.500 in 19 August games. Yairo Munoz and Greg Garcia have largely split second-base duties in Wong’s absence, and both have been used along with Patrick Wisdom to cover for third baseman Jedd Gyorko, who has been out since Aug. 28 with a left groin strain.

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